Cuilapan y Zaachila

This side trip takes us into the heart of Oaxaca state to the villages of Cuilapam and Zaachila. Note that quite often in Spanish the n and the m are substituted so you may see an alternate spelling of the former as Cuilapam. For more information on either of these sites please follow the links.

Zaachila is known for its wonderful market as shown in this YouTube video – Another highlight here is the dance of the Zancudos (stilt walkers). Here is a brief introduction –  The village is also known for its plumed dancers –


While travelling today we hope to stop for lunch in Zaachila at a very famous restaurant!

Tomorrow we head out to Monte Alban, an ancient Zapotec capital and archaeological site with a spectacular mountain top location overlooking the valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico.


See you soon…Vaya con dios amigos!